Belgium

This paper presents the new framework for the realisation of reliable pressurisation tests in Belgium and the provisions taken to widen the number of buildings where a valid pressurisation test can be realised. The pressurisation test is described in standards. In Belgium, the measured airtightness performance can be used in the regional Energy Performance (EP) regulations in order to improve the calculated performance. A few years ago, supplementary specifications to the test standard (NBN EN 13829) describing detailed specific elements of the test, were added to the regulations.
Post date: 18 Apr 2017
Type: Publication

The REHVA Journal April 2017 issue on QUALICHeCK, Compliance and Quality of Works, New Test Facility at Delft University of Technology and Konya Tropical Butterfly Garden is now available online at REHVA.   EDITORIAL
Post date: 7 Apr 2017
Type: Publication

The use of bio-based materials is often met with scepticism from architects, insurers and contractors in the construction industry, which has led to slow market uptake. This scepticism generally results from a lack of adequate training and support with regard to regulatory frameworks.  
Post date: 5 Apr 2017
Type: News

-PRESS RELEASE-   FEDARENE has launched the 3rd edition of Roger Léron Award #RogerLeronAward   FEDARENE is pleased to announce the launch of the 3rd edition of the Roger Léron Award.  The launch and opening date for nominations took place on 1 March and runs until the 1 May, 2017. The purpose of this Award is to nominate an individual for their acknowledge persistency, who is bringing a successful contribution to sustainable energy at the regional and / or local level in Europe.  
Post date: 23 Mar 2017
Type: News

-PRESS RELEASE- FEDARENE has launched the 3rd edition of Roger Léron Award #RogerLeronAward   FEDARENE is pleased to announce the launch of the 3rd edition of the Roger Léron Award.  The launch and opening date for nominations took place on 1 March and runs until the 1 May, 2017.
Post date: 22 Mar 2017
Type: Event

hybridGEOTABS first newsletter contains a short introduction to the technology and objectives of the research project. It also gives a summary of progress as shared at the recent project meeting in Finland, in particular, the chosen demo buildings and technical developments.  
Post date: 21 Mar 2017
Type: News

Webinar – ¨What prospects for European Energy Efficiency Policies – Findings from the Energy Efficiency Watch¨  
Post date: 20 Mar 2017
Type: Event

People spend up to 90% of their lives indoors, so it is perhaps not surprising that the quality of the environment created has a significant impact on their health and well-being. What is perhaps even more surprising is that the indoor air quality of some buildings, including modern low energy buildings, has been shown to be poorer than urban outdoor air quality.  
Post date: 20 Mar 2017
Type: Publication

The third annual Energy Savings Summit, organised by The Coalition for Energy Savings, will take place on 2 May 2017 from 14.00 to 18.00, in Brussels, Belgium. The Summit will focus on the successful delivery of a “Clean Energy for All Europeans Package” that maximises the multiple benefits of energy savings. A keynote speech is to be held by Miguel Arias Cañete, the Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy.  
Post date: 17 Mar 2017
Type: Event

South Eastern Europe is a region gifted with a high potential to increase energy efficiency and to expand renewable energy resources.   This high-level conference, organised by Agora Energiewende, the Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) and the Centre for European Policy Studies, and co-hosted by Members of the European Parliament Georgi Pirinski (S&D) and Claude Turmes (Greens/EFA),will take place in Brussels, Belgium on 29 March 2017 from 9.00am to 12.00pm CET.  
Post date: 17 Mar 2017
Type: Event